UNWTO News 3

Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Header Newsletter english Issue 3
News Newsletter english Issue 3

One billion tourists key to creating jobs and stimulating the economy – UNWTO Secretary-General

The one billion international tourists expected to travel this year are a vital force for economic growth and social welfare said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, opening ITB (Berlin, Germany, 6 March 2012). Read More +

Spain to host World Tourism Day 2012 under the theme Tourism and Sustainable Energy

The 2012 official World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations will be held in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain (27 September 2012). Under the theme “Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development”, WTD 2012 highlights the need to bring the tourism sector and energy stakeholders closer together to spur tourism’s contribution to sustainability. Read More +

unwto newsletter issue 3 on the ground


Five rural and community-run tourism initiatives in and around the Nicaraguan cities of Masaya and Granada are seeing their tourism numbers rise thanks to a UNWTO Sustainable Tourism – Eliminating Poverty project. Read more +

Events Newsletter english Issue 3

Hotel Energy Solutions: Fostering innovation to fight climate change

A guide to Hotel Energy Solutions, an innovative, UNWTO-initiated project increasing energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies in the accommodation industry.


304 million international tourists visited the Mediterranean in 2011.